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29th Sep '17 4:41:26 PM KeithM
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** Jim Gordon has made a point of not looking into who Batman is under the mask, using excuses to explain why he might not know who Batman is under the mask, and intentionally going out of his way to not find out who Batman is under the mask. It's quite clear that he knows damn well that it's Bruce Wayne ([[IKnowYouKnowIKnow and Bruce knows he knows]]), but as long as Gordon has those reasons why he might not know, he doesn't have to explain why he doesn't go after Bruce those times Batman is wanted for one reason or another.
29th Sep '17 4:33:55 PM KeithM
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* A common RedHerring in Holocaust denial literature is to ask for "a signed order" from UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler instructing his lieutenants to proceed with the final phase of the Holocaust, in which the remaining undesirables were to be killed with gas in specially-constructed facilities using small and psychologically-suited staffs rather than being executed in the field by much larger and more psychogically diverse forces of security personnel. Ian Kershaw describes the actual working of Nazi Germany as revolving around the concept of 'Working Towards the Fuhrer', all the country's various organisations having to constantly court and maintain Hitler's favour or lose their funding and influence. [[OrcusOnHisThrone Hitler had an extremely lazy, hands-off approach to government]]: he would tell his immediate subordinates (Goering, Speer, Funk, Todt, Himmler, Goebbels, etcetc) what policies he wanted to be implemented in personal conversation, then each organ of the German state (Army, Ministry of Economics, Luftwaffe, Gestapo, SS, Nazi Party, etcetc) would submit its own proposal to enact it. He would then sign off on the ones that he liked the sound of, even (if not ''especially'') [[RightHandVersusLeftHand if the proposals worked against each other]]. He did this because '''A)''' he was incredibly lazy and '''B)''' he figured that [[TheSocialDarwinist this would ensure the flourishing of the most competent organs of the German government]]. While administrative inefficiency and (relatively) minor screw-ups were a fact of life in Nazi Germany, ''no'' broad policy initiatives ''ever'' went ahead without his personal approval. So even though there is no written order, there's not a snowflake's chance in hell he didn't want it to happen. There ''is'' however a debate within real historians about the extent to which he had '''1)''' been the primary driving force behind the Holocaust versus the man holding the reins, and '''2)''' always wanted a Holocaust versus him just having taken the opportunity when it presented itself.

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* A common RedHerring in Holocaust denial literature is to ask for "a signed order" from UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler instructing his lieutenants to proceed with the final phase of the Holocaust, in which the remaining undesirables were to be killed with gas in specially-constructed facilities using small and psychologically-suited staffs rather than being executed in the field by much larger and more psychogically diverse forces of security personnel. Ian Kershaw describes the actual working of Nazi Germany as revolving around the concept of 'Working Towards the Fuhrer', all the country's various organisations having to constantly court and maintain Hitler's favour or lose their funding and influence. [[OrcusOnHisThrone Hitler had an extremely lazy, hands-off approach to government]]: he would tell his immediate subordinates (Goering, Speer, Funk, Todt, Himmler, Goebbels, etcetc) what policies he wanted to be implemented in personal conversation, then each organ of the German state (Army, Ministry of Economics, Luftwaffe, Gestapo, SS, Nazi Party, etcetc) etc etc) would submit its own proposal to enact it. He would then sign off on the ones that he liked the sound of, even (if not ''especially'') [[RightHandVersusLeftHand if the proposals worked against each other]]. He did this because '''A)''' he was incredibly lazy and '''B)''' he figured that [[TheSocialDarwinist this would ensure the flourishing of the most competent organs of the German government]]. While administrative inefficiency and (relatively) minor screw-ups were a fact of life in Nazi Germany, ''no'' broad policy initiatives ''ever'' went ahead without his personal approval. So even though there is no written order, there's not a snowflake's chance in hell he didn't want it to happen. There ''is'' however a debate within real historians about the extent to which he had '''1)''' been the primary driving force behind the Holocaust versus the man holding the reins, and '''2)''' always wanted a Holocaust versus him just having taken the opportunity when it presented itself.
** The pre-war T4 program, in which Hitler officially authorized the euthanasia of disabled individuals, had been instructive to him: once news of the program had come out, there was outrage among a sufficiently large segment of the German population about it. After that he made a point of not ''officially'' signing off on such things.
7th Sep '17 9:23:18 AM Killerikala
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* Some gamers blame their controllers/lag if something goes wrong. Especially annoying if your controller really ''is'' broken (old controllers can be unresponsive after much usage, after all), or a sudden lagspike screwed you over, since the claim tends to be responded with "you suck, get better", or similar phrases.
25th Jul '17 1:19:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the first ''SuicideSquad'' series, Shade the Changing Man told about an incredibly confusing conspiracy that was going on in his home dimension. When Shade and the Squad confronted the conspirators on Earth, one of the Squad members asked what to do when the police arrived. Shade replied to tell the police the truth and they will brush it off as a delusional fantasy.

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* In the first ''SuicideSquad'' ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad'' series, Shade the Changing Man told about an incredibly confusing conspiracy that was going on in his home dimension. When Shade and the Squad confronted the conspirators on Earth, one of the Squad members asked what to do when the police arrived. Shade replied to tell the police the truth and they will brush it off as a delusional fantasy.
14th Jul '17 8:03:17 PM nombretomado
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** Not to mention Matt Striker showed up on both WWESmackDown and Wrestling/WWESuperstars during the time he was supposed to be kidnapped and no one seemed to realize it or wonder how he kept being kidnapped.

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** Not to mention Matt Striker showed up on both WWESmackDown ''Wrestling/WWESmackDown'' and Wrestling/WWESuperstars during the time he was supposed to be kidnapped and no one seemed to realize it or wonder how he kept being kidnapped.
8th Jul '17 9:05:30 AM nombretomado
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According to TheOtherWiki, the term was "coined by the CIA in the early 1960s to describe the withholding of information from senior officials in order to protect them from repercussions in the event that illegal or unpopular activities by the CIA became public knowledge." The scope of the term has broadened since then.

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According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the term was "coined by the CIA in the early 1960s to describe the withholding of information from senior officials in order to protect them from repercussions in the event that illegal or unpopular activities by the CIA became public knowledge." The scope of the term has broadened since then.
6th Jul '17 12:00:10 PM Linda58
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** Cerberus' official stance on anything that makes them look bad to Shepard (usually [[PlayingWithSyringes highly unethical projects]] that [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfired horribly]]) is to declare them "Rogue Cells".

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** Cerberus' official stance on anything that makes them look bad to Shepard (usually [[PlayingWithSyringes highly unethical projects]] that [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfired horribly]]) is to declare them "Rogue Cells". The center that trained/created Jack at least is explicitly said to be hiding ''something'' from the Illusive Man aware that he wouldn't approve of it, but we never learn exactly what.
21st Dec '16 3:43:21 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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----> "Never mind."

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----> ---> "Never mind."



*** The largest human ship is 200m long, in high orbit and no solar panels to reflect light. You wont see it. The closest in RL is ISS with its solar panels to reflect light and ISS is visible 2-5 minutes a day if you know where to look.

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*** The largest human ship is 200m long, in high orbit and no solar panels to reflect light. You wont won't see it. The closest in RL is ISS with its solar panels to reflect light and ISS is visible 2-5 minutes a day if you know where to look.
3rd Sep '16 5:52:32 PM xneon
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** The Squad itself gets it's nickname[[note]]officially they're known as "Task Force X"[[/note]] because of this trope.

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** The Squad itself gets it's its nickname[[note]]officially they're known as "Task Force X"[[/note]] because of this trope.
2nd Jul '16 1:55:07 PM FordPrefect
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According to TheOtherWiki, the term was, "coined by the CIA in the early 1960s to describe the withholding of information from senior officials in order to protect them from repercussions in the event that illegal or unpopular activities by the CIA became public knowledge." The scope of the term has broadened since then.

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According to TheOtherWiki, the term was, was "coined by the CIA in the early 1960s to describe the withholding of information from senior officials in order to protect them from repercussions in the event that illegal or unpopular activities by the CIA became public knowledge." The scope of the term has broadened since then.
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